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3A.12 Coverage by more than one retirement system or association.

Subdivision 1. Entitlement to annuity. Any legislator who has been an employee covered by the Minnesota State Retirement System, or a member of the Public Employees Retirement Association including the Public Employees Retirement Association police and fire fund, or the Teachers Retirement Association, or the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund, or the State Patrol retirement fund, or any other public employee retirement system in the state of Minnesota having a like provision but excluding all other funds providing benefits for police or firefighters, shall be entitled when qualified to an annuity from each fund if the total allowable service for which the legislator has credit in all funds or in any two of these funds totals ten or more years, provided no portion of the allowable service upon which the retirement annuity from one fund is based is again used in the computation for benefits from another fund. The annuity from each fund shall be determined by the appropriate provisions of the law except that the requirement that a person must have at least ten years allowable service in the respective system or association shall not apply for the purposes of this section provided the combined service in two or more of these funds equals ten or more years. The augmentation of deferred annuities provided in section 3A.02, subdivision 4, shall apply to the annuities accruing hereunder.

Subd. 2. Refund repayment. Any former legislator who has received a refund as provided in section 3A.03, subdivision 2, who is a currently contributing member of a retirement fund specified in subdivision 1, may repay the refund as provided in section 3A.03, subdivision 2. Any member of the legislature who has received a refund from any of the funds specified in subdivision 1, may repay the refund to the respective fund under such terms and conditions consistent with the law governing such fund if the law governing such fund permits the repayment of refunds. If the total amount to be repaid, including principal and interest exceeds $2,000, repayment may be made in three equal installments over a period of 18 months, with interest accrued during the period of repayment added to the final installment.

HIST: 1975 c 368 s 11; 1977 c 429 s 63; 1981 c 37 s 2; 1981 c 224 s 13; 1981 c 298 s 11; 1986 c 444

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